Nov. 14, 2013
For Immediate Release
By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University has reached a milestone in the number of students living on campus for the fall semester at 1,122.
This is the largest number of students living on campus, and another very strong fall enrollment and the second year CU has exceeded the 3,600 mark, according to Dr. Michael V. Carter, president.
“Campbellsville University is announcing a total fall enrollment of 3,624 students in all of our undergraduate, online, regional centers and other sites, and on the main campus,” Carter said.
“With nearly 25 percent of the full-time undergraduate students coming from minority population groups and with a strong international student population of around 300 students from 40 countries. Campbellsville University is becoming known as one of the most diverse private nonprofit comprehensive universities in the nation – and certainly in Kentucky,” he said.
Carter said, as part of the university’s long-range vision, Vision 2025, Preparing Christian Servant Leaders, “we are strongly committed to developing a diverse, global community of learners, with a strong commitment to Christian higher education, continuing the steady growth that we haveenjoyed over the past decade, integrating our faith and learning, and preparing Christian servant leaders.
“Certainly, our fall 2013 strong enrollment reflects the forward progress of Vision 2025,” Carter, who is in his 15th year as president, said.
Campbellsville University’s new freshmen have a 3.25 grade point average and an ACT average of 21. Both are up from previous years.
Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services, said, “Campbellsville University is intentional and passionate about reaching students from a wide range of academic backgrounds.”
“We are always pleased when we see the ACT scores and GPAs continue to rise.It indicates that prospective students and families recognize the academic strength and integrity of our faculty,” he said.
CU has also opened a new cosmetology program with 26 students. The program, which has a waiting list, has filled a niche for students in the area who want to learn about cosmetology. The program is offered through the Virginia Ponser Flanagan Technology Training Center.
Campbellsville University saw many improvements over the summer and into fall including the construction of a new women’s village housing unit for 48 students.
Also, a new Papa John’s eatery is opening on campus tentatively in November as is the new Tigerville Grille, which is in the same building. Both are open to the public.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.